Marsh Dreams I
colored pencil on Stonehenge paper
6.5 x 4.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
I have stayed away from this space long enough. The new year is well underway, light is slowly returning. Slowly. During my break from blogging I resolved a few works and began others. Above is one that I had set aside some time ago. I decided that it was worth bringing to a conclusion.
Once the art is stored, there is the issue of just how best to keep track of it all. I have tried catalog numbering with lists in notebooks and/or charts and tables on my computer, yet I still manage to have works that slip through the cracks. I did some research and decided to give this system a try. So far, I am finding that Art Tracker has most of what I was hoping a system could do. It catalogs my art works, keeps things cross referenced by several criteria, and is straightforward to use. And the price was reasonable. The only element I find lacking is a place to record expenses. I know that is easily accomplished with any basic word processing program or even a paper and pencil, but having that information all in one place would be helpful.
I do need to keep things simple. I have a couple of nice opportunities coming along this year. And I intend to keep my Etsy shop going. However, I will be leaving the routine I had established for blog posts behind. I will still post regularly, with art work, sketches and photos, but without the schedule. This year I need to just let things happen as they will, when they do. To just be.
I hope your new year is off to a good start. What changes have you made to your routine?